2008
Eagles sweep Lakeland in baseball

Eagles sweep Lakeland in baseball
April 26, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine's baseball squad posted a pair of home Northern Athletics Conference wins on Saturday, sweeping Lakeland College by scores of 10-4 and 8-6. The Eagles are now 19-14 overall and 12-4 in the NAC. In game one, freshman Matt Strle picked up his first collegiate decision with seven innings of work. Strle allowed 11 hits and four runs, only three of which were earned. He struck out four and walked two. Dan Jedlowski threw two scoreless innings of relief to close out the Eagles' victory. Benedictine lashed out 11 hits in the game - compared to 12 total hits by the Muskies - and had four of the extra-base variety. Matthew Brewer carried the big stick, smashing two homeruns and going 3-for-4 on the day. Brewer had three runs scored and three runs batted in. Kenny Burdi was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs. Kyle Bergman had the Eagles' other double and Kevin Ross slapped a pair of singles as the only other player with a multi-hit game. In game two, freshman Tommy Anselmo threw just 2/3 of an inning, but it was enough to earn him his first collegiate win as the pitcher of record when BU came back from a 5-3 deficit, thanks to a four-run sixth inning. Bergman and Brendan Keane each went 2-for-4 as the Eagles once again smacked 11 total hits. Bergman, Anthony Carioscia and Matt Rathbun each had doubles for Benedictine.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.